Summary & Analysis: The Boys in the Boat

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  • Narrated by Todd Eflin
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  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You need to listen to this book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Daniel James Brown. This is a summary and analysis and not the original book.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is written by best-selling author Daniel James Brown, the author of two riveting historical novels The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky.
The Boys in the Boat is a gripping story about American Olympic glory in Nazi Germany from unlikely heroes: sons of farmers, loggers, and shipyard workers, specifically Joe Rantz, a young man abandoned by his family at the age of 15.
The story is built from interviews with Joe and his family in addition to excerpts from journals from the young men who made history in the Olympics, primarily known for Jesse Owens victory in Berlin.
Inside, you'll find:

Information about the author
Chapter summaries
Background information
Focus points and themes
Writing style and structure
Images, metaphors, and symbols
Quotes for discussion

Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the best-seller The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. It will help to broaden the listener's understanding of the book and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before listening to this.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-01-2017
  • Publisher: S&S Publishing